Overall rating
Single Malt
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
35 years old
Number of bottles
56.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
01 Sep 2009 6:18 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 319.00

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48 × member ratings

40 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1974 AD

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.04 points

  1. pere scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Salty sweet spiciness, maritime, a bit of rubber, a bit of smoke.
    • Taste
      Intense spiciness, salt, a bit of sweetness, dried exotic fruits, smoke, salted peanuts.
    • Finish
      Spicy, salt, a bit of sweetness, maritime, a hint of peat, a bit of dried fruits, smoke. Long, intense, pleasant and well balanced.

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    dark fruits, chocolate, orange, espresso, leather, mollasses, deep concentrated sherry, brilliant

  3. hansverkerk scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Heavy sherry, smooth, fantastic

  4. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Wonderfully full moisture, dried apricots, raisins, then honey, citrus, leather, coffee beans, forest soil, dark chocolate and musty cellar. Overall, very well balanced.
    • Taste
      Soft and luscious with herbal liqueur-like onion. Forest honey, nutty, hay, leather, gets spicier. Later also lighter smoke, forest soil and a distant salt note.
    • Finish
      long, fruity, honey-red, salty and slightly floral.

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 93 points Moderator

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      92 92

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 93 points Moderator

    For sure one of the darkest Bunnahabhains - it doesn't look just like Balsamico it also tastes like this. Heavy, spicy but also some sweetness.
    • Nose
      Heavy sherry, motor oil, sweet dark fruits, dark chocolat, bold wood notes
    • Taste
      Very thick, oily, punchy sherry wood, Balsamico, subtle sweetness, toffee, coffee, lots of spices
    • Finish
      Long and warm, smooth, more fruitiness in the end

  7. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 711 € at Whiskyauction in Jan. 2016and for 705 € in July 2015

  8. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Adelphi;

    1 of only 200 bottles from cask 4780

    This is a stunning example of how good long-aged malt whisky can be. It is the colour of Cola or Olde English Oak and has excellent beading, suggesting a big mouth-feel. The first nose is of scented oil; heavy but with a herbal fragrance which we identify as rosemary – a much reduced, rosemary infused gravy, with balsamic vinegar. After a little while sandalwood and camphor appear, lending a nose-cooling effect when a drop of water is added (it doesn’t need much). This freshens the nose and introduces traces of coconut, treacle toffee, molasses and even liquorice, but no trace of sulphur. Wonderfully viscous and mouth-filling; sweet, mouth-cooling, drying elegantly in the very long finish – like a dried out Christmas cake, with almonds.

  9. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Serge says;

    Bunnahabhain 35 yo 1974/2009 (56.6%, Adelphi, 200 bottles)  Colour: dark amber. Nose: chocolate, raisins and prunes galore at first nosing, then more typical honey and ripe fruits. Also many notes that sometimes come with first fill sherry, such as leather, coffee, fig liqueur and cocoa, then a little menthol. Excellent. Big rancio after a while, dried mushrooms, leather… With water: more leather, walnut stain and hints of fresh almonds. Mouth (neat): rich, creamy, very sherried but not ‘monstrous’. Cassis jelly, raspberry liqueur, old Armagnac, toffee, becoming just a tad grapey. With water: more spices, the whole getting drier. Bitter chocolate, coffee beans and liquorice. Finish: long, with some fresh fruits (but don’t we get rhubarb?) and once again these faint notes of grape skin or even pips. Comments: we all know that Bunnahabhain goes well with sherry, especially oloroso. This one reminds me a bit of some old officials that were distilled in the 1960s. SGP:461 – 90 points.

  10. Master Quill scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    To me it tastes like a PX, but is said to be an Oloroso Cask


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